Enchiladas are a Mexican favourite for many of us, but on the slimming world plan, you need to make sure you are tracking the syns of these wraps, especially since they are often loaded with cheese and other high-calorie ingredients.
On average, if you make enchiladas according to the packet without any add-ins, they will cost you about 8 syns per one, however, this can vary according to the flavour of the enchiladas you choose.
So as you can enjoy your enchiladas for a quick weeknight meal we've composed a short guide below which will discuss the syns in Old El Paso Enchiladas, the syn values of the rest of their range, some low syn alternatives as well as a slimming world friendly enchilada recipe.
Can I Eat Old El Paso Enchiladas On The Slimming World Plan?
At only 8 syns per enchiladas, you could enjoy up to two enchiladas for your meal on the slimming world plan, however, this would put you one syn over your 15 syn a day allowance.
You should also consider additional add-ins for your enchiladas, for example, most people add in chicken and cheese as fillers, the chicken itself is syn free on the slimming world diet but the cheese you might have to syn if you do not have any left in your healthy extra A allowance (30g).
Syn Values Of The Old El Paso Meals
Old El Paso has a huge range of easy to make Mexican dinners on offer, so to help you out, we've listed the rest of their range down below along with their syn values.
Smoky BBQ Enchilada Kit - 8 syns per one.
Extra Mild Super Tasty Enchilada Kit - 8 syns.
Old El Paso Tortilla Pockets Kit Mild 375G - 5.5 syns.
Cheesy Baked Enchilada Kit - 8 syns.
Stand 'N Stuff™ Open Enchilada Kit - 5 syns per one.
If you are looking to save some syns, why not try making your slimming world enchiladas? We've put together two recipes down below which will use 0.5 syns and a healthy extra A!
Slimming World Enchiladas Pasta Recipe
500g of lean ground chicken.
Chopped red pepper.
One teaspoon of chilli and garlic powder.
10 cannoli shells.
Four spoons of quark.
40g of mozzarella and 100g of cheese.
A pinch of paprika and cumin.
One spoon of tomato paste.
A cup of water.
One and a half cups of chopped tomatoes tinned.
One spoon of honey (should be around 2 syns).
To begin, heat your oven to 350F then cook your pasta shapes until about 70% cooked and drain, cover them with some cold water to stop them from further cooking.
Make your sauce in a separate pan and allow it to simmer for about half an hour so as it can thicken, make your filling in the meantime.
Fry your veggies and ground chicken in a pan until cooked through and add in your chilli powder plus quark and cheese.
Fill your pasta shapes with the filling then top with your sauce and cheese, cover and bake for around 45 minutes.
0.5 Syn Enchiladas Recipe
Three chicken breasts.
Two pepper and one onion chopped.
Low cal cooking spray.
A can of black beans.
300ml of chicken stock.
Pinch of cumin, oregano, chilli, salt and garlic powder.
150g of cheese.
Four weight watcher wraps.
Begin by heating your frying pan with some low cal cooking spray and add in your chicken and veggies.
Whisk your stock and spices together then thicken in a pan with some cornflour.
Take your wraps, spread some sauce on them along with your fillings and fold them over, place in a casserole dish.
Bake in the oven with your grated cheese on top for 30 minutes.
Overall, Old El Paso enchiladas have around 8 syns, making them a high syn dinner if you have two, you should also consider extras such as cheese if you have already used your healthy extra A protein allowance for the day. Rather than use 8 syns, you could also make your enchilada dishes with our recipes above using only 0.5 syns and your healthy extra A!
Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.